Learn how to knit a scarf


Do you want to learn how to knit? Our team at Järbo Garn has made a series of teaching videos that guide you through knitting step by step, clearly demonstrating every important point on the way. A warm welcome to knitting classic garments such as a cap, scarf, ragg socks and Lovikka mittens together with us!

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Description information
Version number: 2
Designer: Maja Karlsson
Translator: Carol Huebscher Rhoades
Photo: Bianca Brandon-Cox

SIZE One size

Length: approx. 59 in / 150 cm (or desired length)
Width: approx. 7 in / 18 cm in Lovikka (the measurements will differ depending on your yarn choice)

Suggestion 1: Lovikka (100% Icelandic wool, 66 yd/60 m / 100 g, CYCA #5 bulky)
Suggestion 2: Llama Soft (85% soft baby llama, 15% nylon, 164 yd/150 m / 50 g, CYCA #5 bulky)
Suggestion 3: Molly (100% acrylic, 50 yd/46 m / 50 g, CYCA #5 bulky)
Suggestion 4: Jette (100% pure new wool, 55 yd/50 m / 50 g, CYCA #5 bulky)
Suggestion 5: Raggi (70% superwash wool, 30% nylon, 165 yd/151 m / 100 g, CYCA #4)

YARN AMOUNTS Approx. 400 g Lovikka color 7391 Baby Pink (the amount will vary depending on yarn choice)
NEEDLES U. S. size 8 / 5 mm (with Lovikka; check ball band for recommended needle size for other yarns)
GAUGE  Approx. 13 sts and 24 rows in pattern = 4 x 4 in / 10 x 10 cm. Adjust needle size to obtain gauge if necessary.


With two needles held together, cast on 25 stitches. After casting on, carefully remove extra needle. 
Knit 5 rows.

Now work the 4-row texture pattern as follows:
NOTE Always slip the first stitch of the row knitwise.
Row 1 (right side): K3, *k1, p2*; repeat * to * until 4 sts remain, end k4.
Row 2 (wrong side): K3, *p1, k2*; repeat * to * until 4 sts remain, end p1, k3.
Row 3: Knit all sts across.
Row 4: K3, purl all sts across until 3 sts remain, k3.

Continue in pattern until scarf is 58¼ in / 148 cm long or desired length. End with pattern Row 2.

Knit 5 rows.
Bind off knitwise. Weave in all ends neatly on WS.

Your scarf is now finished!

Do you need help choosing yarn? Here’s a guide to the yarns we’ve suggested:

Lovikka is a classic wool yarn that produces a sturdy and rustic scarf! The weather-resistant wool fibers repel both rain and wind. Our Lovikka yarn is spun on Iceland in harmony with the environment and people. Do you want to create a garment that will last for many years? In that case, Lovikka yarn is an excellent choice! If you are sensitive to wool, we recommend that you choose one of the other suggested yarns. Air out the scarf occasionally to keep it like new or wash it gently in lukewarm water and wool-safe soap.

Llama Soft
This is as soft as it gets. This yarn is feather-light and wonderfully fluffy. The yarn is 85% baby llama fiber and 15% polyamide (aka nylon). The nylon holds the fluffy wool together for a durable and lofty scarf. The llama fiber fabric breathes and resists the powers of the weather, but isn’t too warm. Llama Soft is for anyone who wants a soft and pretty gossamer scarf in pastel shades. Air out the scarf occasionally to keep it like new or wash it gently in lukewarm water and wool-safe soap.

Molly is a thick acrylic yarn in many cheerful colors that’s very soft and easy to knit with! You can wash your Molly scarf in the washing machine on a 104°F / 40°C program. Acrylic is a synthetic and holds its shape no matter how many times you wash it. It’s for anyone who is sensitive to wool or doesn’t want to wear wool for other reasons.

Jette is a yarn of the purest wool. Because the wool is completely untreated it retains all of wool’s unique characteristics; it is weather- and wind-resistant, but, at the same time, lets your skin breath. The wool fibers are long, making the yarn softer than many other wool yarns, but, because it is pure new wool, it might be a little prickly for anyone who is extra sensitive. Do you need to wash your scarf? Hang it out to air overnight so it will be like new! For removing little dirt flecks, wash in lukewarm water with wool-safe soap. Jette will make your scarf quite thick and keep you warm on even the coldest winter days.

Raggi is our classic ragg sock yarn that works for everything! A mix of wool and nylon makes the yarn soft but durable. Thanks to the yarn’s superwash treatment, the finished scarf can be machine washed at 104°F / 40°C. A super alternative for anyone who wants to benefit from wool’s warming qualities as well as to revel in its pretty colors!

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Yarn alternative: Please be aware that the gauge (tension), yarn quantity and the shape of the work varies if you use another yarn (even in the same yarn group).
To avoid problems: Read entirely through the pattern before you begin. 
Gauge (tension): Always knit/crochet a gauge swatch according to the recommendations. If you get a different gauge, try with a smaller or larger needle size. If the gauge isn't correct the work may be a different shape and size.
To make it easier to follow the instructions, use a colored pencil or highlighter to mark your size.
Chart: To make it easier to follow the chart, use a ruler under the on-going row.
Tips för hand dyed yarn: Make sure you have enough yarn to complete your project. The colors may vary from time to time. To get a smooth color mix, you can alternate between two skeins: knit two rows from one and two rows from another skein.

alt=alternately, approx.=approximately, beg=begin, bl=back loop, BO=bind off, cc=contrasting color, cn=cable needle, CO=cast on, col=color, cont=continue, dec=decrease, dpn(s)=double-pointed needles, fl=front loop, g st=garter stitch, inc=increase, k1f&b=knit in front and back loop of same stitch, k=knit (stitch), k2tog=knit two stitches together (right-slanting decrease), kw=knitwise, LH=left hand needle, m=marker, mm=millimeters, mc=main color, p=purl (stitch), patt=pattern, pm=place marker, pw=purlwise, rep=repeat, rnd(s)=round/rounds, RH=right hand needle, RM=remove marker, RS=right side, sl=slip, sl m=slip marker, ssk=slip, slip, knit, st(s)=stitches, St st=stockinette/stocking stitch, tog=together, WS=wrong side, wyib=with yarn in back, wyif=with yarn in front, yo=yarn over

approx.=approximately, beg=begin, bl=back loop, ch=chain stitch, col=color, cont=continue, dc=double crochet, dec=decrease, dtr=double treble crochet, fl=front loop, hdc=half double crochet, htr=half treble crochet, inc=increase, m=marker, mc=main color, rep=repeat, rnd/rnds=round/rounds, RS=right side, sc=single crochet, sl st=slip stitch, sts=stitches, tog=together, tr=treble crochet, tr tr=triple treble crochet, WS=wrong side, yo=yarn over

The range of movement for the garments in our patterns varies depending on the garment type, shape and design. In order to find the right size, we recommend that you first measure all measurements directly on the body, according to the tables below. Then you decide the size of the garment yourself, based on how much movement you want the garment to have.

Chest (a), waist (b) and hips (c) are measured around the body. 
Children's clothing is measured in centilong (cl),which is the same as the childs length. 
Premature = Children born before the week of pregnancy 38.

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